Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Webinar Features Calfhood Respiratory Disease Prevention

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Webinar Features Calfhood Respiratory Disease Prevention

“Reducing the Impact of Calfhood Respiratory Disease” headlines the next Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) webinar. John Champagne and Tiago Tomazi, Technical Services Merck Animal Health, will lead the free, one-hour DCHA webinar that starts at 2 p.m. Central time (Chicago time) on Sept. 16.

“Keeping calves healthy is always top priority,” said Champagne. “Don’t let respiratory disease impact their future.”

Champagne and Tomazi will discuss respiratory prevention strategies. Additionally, they will address the potential costly effects respiratory disease can have on a dairy herd.

Champagne has advanced training in dairy production medicine with expertise in milk quality, calf health and production, cattle production, disease prevention and diagnostics. He is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, National Mastitis Council, Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council and Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Champagne earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, he obtained a master’s degree in preventative veterinary medicine from the University of California-Davis.

Tomazi graduated from the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Prior to joining the Technical Services team at Merck Animal Heath, Tomazi completed his master’s and doctorate degrees, specializing in animal nutrition and production, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Part of his epidemiological research was conducted for Quality Milk Production Services at Cornell University. Also, Tomazi served as a research assistant at the University of São Paulo and as a postdoctoral associate in Cornell University’s department of population medicine and diagnostic sciences. For most of his career, he has focused on preventing and controlling infectious diseases in dairy cattle.

To register for the webinar, go here and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

This webinar is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association does not support one product or company over another, and any mention is not an endorsement by DCHA.

If you are a DCHA member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar through DCHA’s online Member Center after Sept. 30. To access the webinar, DCHA members need to visit here and enter their username and password.

For more information about DCHA’s webinars, e-mail Sue Schatz, DCHA member services director, at: [email protected] Follow DCHA on social media or visit the DCHA website to learn about future webinars.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.


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